Dr. Khem Singh Gill Akal College of Agriculture

Dr. Khem Singh Gill Akal College of Agriculture (DKSGACA) established in the Eternal University, Baru Sahib in 2014, with a motive to provide skill based education in undergraduate [B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture and B.Tech. Food Technology] and postgraduate Programmes in various disciplines of Agriculture and Food Technology for creating an environmentally sustainable career as well as secured future of students. This is one of the best Agriculture Institutes due to distinctiveness in their approach towards imparting agricultural studies to the country’s future workforce. All courses are designed to fulfil the mission of providing high quality education with research and development to the students by focusing on understanding and ability to apply, all the aspects of sciences. The teaching as well as research and development in all the Agriculture fields and allied streams like Biotechnology and Food Technology will make a positive long-lasting contribution to the country. The main focus remains concentrated on highest production with minimum inputs and value addition for higher return for development of the region in terms of nutrition and food security. The highly qualified faculty work hard for satisfying the quenching thirst of knowing the concepts of subjects to implement for sustain the optimal agricultural production. The hand on skill based trainings ranging from basic aspects of inheritance, physiology, ecology, molecular biology and Hi-tech production, implement for the benefits of mankind, which will significantly contributes to knit the economic, social and cultural fabric of society.

Courses related to Agricultural Sciences will teach about the developments in technology and research for sustainable, profitable and ethical food production, which include Agronomy, Horticulture, Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry, Genetics and Plant Breeding, Plant Pathology, Entomology, Livestock production, Food Technology, Biotechnology, Agricultural economics, Marketing & Entrepreneurship etc.

Education of girls, specifically in agriculture degree courses has a special importance in the family of modern society. The attitude of girl students towards higher agriculture education plays a vital role in agricultural development process as they have a diversity of interests depending upon their career path. Nowadays, more number of girl students seeking admission leading to higher degree in Agricultural Fields with their multiple role obligations, much different in their need, desires, aspiration, motivation and way of working than others in the scientific community.

The students of Dr. Khem Singh Gill Akal College of Agriculture (DKSGACA), Eternal University, Baru Sahib trained to meet one of the biggest challenges of our planet – sustainable food production for an increasing population without putting strain on the limited natural resources. Students and Agricultural Faculty equipped with knowledge and insight, which can help farmers to grow better crop varieties depending on the climate, quality of the soil and topography of the region. After completing their degree they can even make stellar careers for themselves in agriculture and related fields.

PROGRAMMES OFFERED

Coruse & Eligibility
COURSE NAME SEATS ELIGIBILITY
B.Sc. (Hons) Agriculture 90 Intermediate (10+2) in Agriculture/Physics, Chemistry, Biology (PCB) or Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (PCM) or Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology (PCMB) with 50% marks in aggregate from a recognized University or Board. In case of SC/ST and Physically Challenged category candidates, the minimum aggregate required shall be 40% marks. The minimum age should be 16 years or above as on 01st July of particular year in which admission is sought.
B.Tech. Food Tech 60 Marks obtained in JEE (Main) 15% (GC) & 10% (RC) or in HPCET 20% (GC) & 15% (RC) or in 10+2 (PCB/PCM) 55% (GC) & 50% (RC) and 50% in EU Entrance test.
M.Sc. Biotechnology 15 B.Sc. / B.Sc.(Hons) in Medical/ Agriculture/ Biotechnology / Biochemistry/ Microbiology/ any other branch of biological sciences with 50% marks.
M.Sc. Food Tech 15 Bachelor's degree with 50% marks in Medical/Non-medical/ Nursing/Horticulture/ Agriculture/ Post harvest technology/ Food and Nutrition/Biotechnology/ Home Science/ Medical biochemistry/ Chemistry or any other branch of Biological Sciences.
M.Sc. Agronomy 10 B.Sc./ B.Sc. (Hons) in Agriculture/ Horticulture or B.Sc. Medical/ B.Sc. (Hons) in Zoology/ Botany/ Chemistry with minimum 50% marks
M.Sc. Plant Breeding and Genetics 10 B.Sc./ B.Sc. (Hons) in Agriculture/ Horticulture or B.Sc. Medical/ B.Sc. (Hons) in Zoology/ Botany/ Chemistry with minimum 50% marks
M.Sc. Entomology 05 B.Sc./ B.Sc. (Hons) in Agriculture/ Horticulture or B.Sc. Medical/ B.Sc. (Hons) in Zoology/ Botany/ Chemistry with minimum 50% marks
M. Sc. Horticulture 06 B.Sc./ B.Sc. (Hons) in Agriculture/ Horticulture or B.Sc. Medical/ B.Sc. (Hons) in Zoology/ Botany/ Chemistry with minimum 50% marks
M.Sc Plant Pathology 04 B.Sc./ B.Sc. (Hons) in Agriculture/ Horticulture or B.Sc. Medical/ B.Sc. (Hons) in Zoology/ Botany/ Chemistry with minimum 50% marks
M.Sc Agriculture(Agricultural Economics) 06 B.Sc. Agriculture/ Horticulture/Forestry or B.Sc. (Hons) Agriculture/ Horticulture/Forestry with 50% marks
Ph.D. Biotechnology 05 M.Sc. / M.Sc.(Hons)/ M. Tech. (Biotechnology)/BiochemicalEngineering/ Botany/Zoology/ Microbiology/ Biochemistry/ any other branch of biological sciences with at least 55% marks and 50% marks in EU Entrance test
Ph.D. Food Tech 02 M.Sc./M.Sc.(Hons)/ M. Tech. in Food Processing technology/Food Technology/ Food Science Technology/ Agriculture/Food & Nutrition/Biotechnology/ Agricultural Processing and Food Engineering/ Home Sciences specialization in Food & Nutrition or any branch of Biological Science with 55% marks and 50% marks in EU Entrance test

Fee

Fee Structure
S.No. Name of Programme Fee Structure for First Semester (Rs) Fee Structure for Second Semester and onwards (Rs)
1 B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture 42,500 32,500
2 B.Tech. Food Technology 40,000 30,000
3 M.Sc. Biotechnology 37,500 27,500
4 M.Sc. Food Technology 37,500 27,500
5 M.Sc. Plant Pathology 40,000 32,500
6 M.Sc. Agronomy 37,500 27,500
7 M.Sc. Genetics and Plant Breeding 40,000 32,500
8 M.Sc. Entomology 37,500 27,500
9 M.Sc. Agriculture(Agricultural Economics) 35,000 25,000
10 M.Sc. Horticulture 37,500 27,500
11 Ph.D. Biotechnology, 41,500 31,500
12 Ph.D. Food Technology 42,500 32,500
Hostel Fee Structure
S.No. Single Seater(Subject to availability) Double Seater(Rs) Triple Seater (Rs)
1 30,000* 24,000* 18,000*

NOTE:*50% amount payable in each semester

OUR FACULTY

GENETICS, PLANT BREEDING AND BIOTECHNOLOGY

Dr. H.S. Dhaliwal

Professor

Ph. D. Genetics, University of California, Riverside

Dr. Pritesh Vyas

Associate Professor and Head

M.Sc.(Biotechnology), Ph.D

Dr. Roop Singh Bora

Associate Professor

Ph.D. Biotechnolgy

Dr. Ajar Nath Yadav

Assistant Professor (Senior Scale) and Assistant COE

Ph.D. Biotechnolgy

Dr. Sapna Thakur

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Biotechnology

Dr. Imran Sheikh

Assistant Professor

M.Sc. Biochemistry

Dr. Garima Kumari

Assistant Professor

Ph.D.

Dr. Vikrant Tyagi

Assistant Professor

Ph.D.

Dr. Sunil Kumar

Assistant Professor

M.Sc. Bioinformatics, Ph.D.

Dr. Neeraj Kumar Vasistha

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Genetics & Plant Breeding

HORTICULTURE

Dr. Satish Kumar Sharma

Professor-cum-Dean

Ph. D. Horticulture

Dr. Amit Saurabh

Assistant Professor

Ph. D. Horticulture

Dr. Divya Slathia

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Horticulture

Dr. Shalini Singh

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Horticulture

Dr. Yogendra Singh

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Horticulture (Fruit Science)

AGRONOMY & AGROFORESTRY

Dr. Baldev Singh Boparai

Professor

Ph.D.(Agronomy)

Dr. Lal Singh Brar

Professor

Ph.D

Dr. Rakesh Kumar

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Agronomy

Dr. Nishant

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Agronomy

FOOD TECHNOLOGY

Dr. Krishan Kumar

Associate Professor and Head

Ph. D. Food Technology

Dr. Tajendra Pal Singh

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Food Technology

Dr. Naseer Ahmed

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Food Technology

Ms. Chhaya

Assistant Professor

M.Tech Food Technology

ENTOMOLOGY

Dr. Yogeeta Thakur

Associate Professor

Ph. D. Entomology

Dr. Priyanka Thakur

Assistant Professor

Ph. D. Entomology

PLANT PATHOLOGY

Dr. Sushma Sharma

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Plant Pathology

Dr. Praneet Chauhan

Assistant Professor

Ph. D. Plant Pathology

SOIL SCIENCE AND AGRICULTURE CHEMISTRY

Dr. Santosh Chandra Bhatt

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Soil Science

AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION & COMMUNICATION

Dr. Mohit Kumar

Assistant Professor

Ph. D. Agricultural Extension

AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING

Dr. Mahesh Prasad Tripathi

Assistant Professor

Ph. D. Soil and Water Engineering

RESARCH PROJECTS

DBT Funded
Biofortification of the wheat for micronutrients through and molecular approaches Phase II for a period of 5 Year.
Improvement of end use quality of 1BL/1RS translocation containing wheat varieties by removing of Sec-1 loci and retaining Glu-B3 using marker assisted back cross breeding (MABB) for a period of 5 Year.
Screening iron, Zinc and carotenoid bioavailability from biofortified staple crops using coupled in vitro digestion / caco-2 cell model for a period of 3 year.
Development of infra- structural facilities for running the M. Sc. course in Food Technology (sponsored by MoFPI, Govt. of India)
Internally Funded
Molecular breeding for quality protein in local maize cultivars of Himachal Pradesh.
Molecular breeding for high beta-carotene in maize (Zea mays L.)”
Marker assisted breeding for powdery mildew resistance in local pea varieties.
Molecular mapping of quantitative trait loci for erect leaves and their marker assisted breeding in maize (Zea mays) hybrids
Nutritional quality and value addition of some parental lines and hybrids of pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum)
Development and quality evaluation of pear wine
Nutritional evaluation and utilization of different cultivars of finger millet for development of nutraceutical and functional foods
Nutritional evaluation and utilization of different cultivars of oat for development of nutraceutical and functional foods
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